Officials of Joseph E. Seagram & Sons Inc. are to be on hand Thursday to cut the ribbon at the opening of the company's $24 million spirit manufacturing and distribution center in Relay.
The new facility, under construction since 1989, represents a consolidation of the company's manufacturing and distribution plants in Maryland. Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, the huge New York-based subsidiary of the Seagram Co. of Canada, has owned a plant in Relay since 1934. Another Baltimore County facility, in Dundalk, was closed in 1988.
The new facility, which company officials call the largest single capital investment by a spirit company in 50 years, is next to the original Relay building. Both will be involved in various aspects of bottling, blending, warehousing and distribution.